Whether you're travelling long haul or being whisked away for a city break, just as important as planning your holiday wardrobe is ensuring your beauty kit is on point. With different destinations demanding different needs, packing a focused product edit is vital for smooth travel and a relaxing getaway...
For The City Explorers
City breaks call for easily portable, multitasking products. Keep inner-city pollution at bay with Chantecaille’s lightweight moisturiser and look to Ouai’s dry shampoo for a hair refresher with no chalky residue. As for make-up, pack a selection of handbag-friendly essentials: Bobbi Brown’s sparkle sticks double as an eyeshadow and a highlighter; Acqua Di Parma’s Purse Sprays and TOM FORD's bronzers are perfectly portable for touch-ups, as is Laura Mercier’s secret camouflage concealer – still one of the best cover-ups around. For lipstick, choose a liquid formula with max staying power that can be built upon for evening: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo is your go-to. For warmer climes, pop Sensai’s SPF30 Protective Stick in your bag to reapply on the go.
For The Sun Worshipers
Whether you’re jetting off to the Maldives, whiling time away by a pool in the Tuscan hills or heading to the Caribbean for a week of yachting, being prepared for the sun is key. It goes without saying that an SPF – separate for face and body – is a must. Be savvy by choosing a hydrating body cream like La Mer’s, and Shiseido’s waterproof gel stick – ideal for topping up throughout the day. Pack skincare that will repair and replenish as you sleep, like Sisley’s Hydra Global Serum, which penetrates deep into the dermis, and Sensai’s Soothing After Sun Repair Mask. Keep make-up minimal: waterproof mascara may be all you need for day. As the sun sets, elevate your look with a bold lip, such as TOM FORD’s Liquid Lip and a sweep of Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer. Keep hair in check with Aveda’s Protective Hair Veil, twinned with Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Foam Spray to perfect textured beach waves.
For The Adventure Seekers
A hard-working SPF to block strong UVA and UVB rays should be first on the packing list ahead of a trip to the the sun-drenched safari plains. Opt for RéVive’s high-tech SPF 50 for face and Dior Bronze SPF 30 for body, which handily doubles as a refreshing mist. Liquid concealer is a make-up must-have; bespoke your coverage by mixing with a vitamin-rich moisturiser – Bobbi Brown’s is a good choice. Where hot, dry plains are not the place for a glass fragrance bottle, Byredo’s hair mists make for the perfect pick-me-up. Finally, La Mer’s micellar water and a luxury shower gel – Le Labo makes for an indulgent treat – are the ideal way to end a long day of game spotting.
For The Snow Lovers
When it comes to prepping for a skiing getaway, sun protection and maximum skin hydration justify investment. This is the holiday to pull out the science-based skincare, skincare that will remedy parched, wind-whipped skin: RéVive and La Prairie make great choices. Keep lips supple and plump with a tinted SPF balm, and if you’re a mascara lover, Guerlain’s waterproof formula will stay put all day. Remember hands and body, too – a Kiehl’s hand cream is a failsafe staple, small enough to pop in your ski jacket pocket, and a body oil like Chantecaille’s will help soothe aching muscles and replenish lost moisture.